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What To Expect From Friends

I'm not sure where this came from, but this acrostic gets right to the heart of what we want and need from our friends.

F - forgiving
R - respects your standards
I - inspires you to be like Christ
E - example
N - nice and kind
D - dependable and loyal

When I reminisce about the friends I've had in the past, my best friend when I was a child was Shar. We were neighbors and inseparable.

In high school I was part of a group of young men and women who met all the 'friend' criteria. We had such fun together. I knew I could have a good time and be safe with these kids. 

When I became an adult, my best friend became my husband CL. He knows me pretty good and still likes me...

Other friends include my parents, and some special bloggy friends. Even some of my children and siblings are my friends. Pretty cool!

Of course the best of all best friends are my Heavenly Father, his son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Without these 3 in my life I would not be the woman I am now.

Who are some of your friends and what do you look for in a friend?

Next week I'd like to discuss what our friends should expect from us. I hope you'll join in the conversation.


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24 comments:

  1. I think you totally fit the criteria for a true friend, Ms. Becky. You're faithful and loyal and loving....great attributes!!! Thank you for the precious acrostic you sent me yesterday...head over to Jeremiah 29:11 and see if you see something you recognize!!! ;-) Love you bunches!!!

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    1. Wahoo Deb! Thanks for sharing what I sent you! It's all true too! Happy weekend sweetie!

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  2. Very nice post Becky Jane!! My Daughter is probably my best friend. She knows all the good and bad about me and still loves me. My Granddaughter is also fast becoming a good friend.

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    1. Terri, daughters and granddaughters can make the best friends. I've started getting serious about the alkaline diet you posted on your blog. Thanks for your expertise.

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  3. This is so great. I talk to my daughter all the time about the importance of making the right type of friends. Many kids get hang up on the fact that friends can be just anyone - but not when they're bullying, doing drugs or abusing alcohol. Thanks for the post :)

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    1. I love moms that teach their children the importance of good friends. Your daughter is so blessed to have you.

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  4. Wonder post Becky. I really try to do the same. I want friends who lift me up and make me better. I have been so blessed to have good people in my life.

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    1. Karen, you are such a dear woman. Your blog and it's theme shows how sincere you are. I'm so glad we're not only blog friends, but friends who connect in so many important ways!

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  5. Love your post Becky with the acrostic! Gonna have to borrow that for my ladies Bible Study. Thanks for popping over to visit me! Great to make new friends. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Cindy, I think I got it from my church. It's a good one for sure! So glad we met on Deb's site! Happy weekend!

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  6. I look for someone I'm comfortable enough around that I don't have to scrub down the house when they come over ;-)

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  7. Hi Becky, love the acrostic. I have been blessed with some very dear friends and family. Jesus, truly the best friend of all. Have a great week-end.

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    1. Hey Mary, thanks for stopping by. Jesus is the best friend anyone could have.

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  8. I have to say my best friend would be my husband. Then my daughter! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Grandma Bonnie....mine, too...first hubby, then our girl!!! ;-)

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  9. I love this post because where I live finding a true friend is really difficult. Everybody has an agenda. I think turning to Christ as your best friend will help ensure you are never alone or isolated!

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  10. Following GFC. Very nice friend post and it reminds me of a song but I can't think of the name or who sings it. I think the name is You've got a friend.

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  11. I love this, and you are a true friend.

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  12. This is so sweet to read...your best friend CL...what would we do without friends?

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  13. I agree with you in terms of our husbands being our best friend. he knows m best.. I have close girlfriends but have lost some along the way.. I rather keep my few and keep in touch with them as much as I can. xo

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  14. My husband is my best friend as well:) I have a feeling most people would want to earn your friendship Becky Jane;)

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  15. I have a very dear friend that I've known for a very long time. We are always there for one another and that is so comforting.

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  16. Love the acrostic, good friends are a treasure!

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